The United States from World War II to the Vietnam Era

History N124B

Summer 2017
Second 6 Week Session
56 Barrows
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MTuWTh 12-2, July 3 – August 11
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Immediately prior to World War II, the U.S. military ranked 17th in the world, most African-Americans lived in the rural south and were barred from voting, culture and basic science in the United States enjoyed no world-wide recognition, most married women did not work for wages, and the census did not classify most Americans as middle-class or higher. By 1973, all this had changed. This course will explore these and other transformations, all part of the making of modern America. We will take care to analyze the events, significance and cost of U.S. ascendancy to world power in an international and domestic context.